PMMA-12699 Mismatch Unemployment: the case of Macedonia -with special reference to young adults
The past two decades were characterized by high and persistent youth unemployment rates in
Macedonia; this is despite the many active workfare policies addressed to the youth population.
Thus, this paper contributes to the literature by investigating the impact that a longer
unemployment spell has had on the labor market mismatch of young Macedonian job-seekers.
The empirical analysis builds on different econometric model approaches based on the School to-
Work Transition Survey (SWTS) conducted by the ILO in 2012. Our results clearly suggest that
longer unemployment spells lead to higher mismatches, but that such effects are heterogeneous
across educational attainment groups of low, middle and highly educated young job seekers.